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2nd Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order 03/27/2020

Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order declared on March 11, 2020, due to a statewide public health emergency, COIVD-19.

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Air News

LDEQ introduces first all-electric car to vehicle fleet 02/19/2020

LDEQ has expanded its vehicle fleet to include its first electric vehicle. With the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure recently added to the Galvez Parking garage, LDEQ continues to work toward energy-efficient investments with the procurement of a Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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Emergency Declarations

2nd Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order 03/27/2020

Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order declared on March 11, 2020, due to a statewide public health emergency, COIVD-19.

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News Release

Pineville public meeting postponed 03/25/2020

LDEQ's public meeting in Pineville at Mary Goff Elementary School March 26 has been postponed.

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Environmental Update

Sankofa Wetland Environmental Empowerment Team Receives EPA Environmental Justice Grant 02/27/2020

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave an Environmental Justice Small Grant to the Sankofa Wetland Environmental Empowerment Team (SWEET). The grant will fund a project to engage high school students in New Orleans, Louisiana, on wetland habitats and green infrastructure projects.

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Regulations

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports 03/21/2018

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports. Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Section arrested a Lafayette Parish man on two felony violations of Louisiana’s Water Control Law and two felony violations of filing false public records.

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Fact Sheets

LDEQ encourages securing of household chemicals and items in preparation for Morganza Spillway opening 05/29/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents and business owners in the affected area of the Morganza Spillway to safely secure or remove household chemicals and materials in advance of the Spillway opening June 2.

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Discover DEQ Newsletters

Discover DEQ Newsletter – February 2020 02/28/2020

What’s Inside? LDEQ introduces first all-electric car to vehicle fleet, Louisiana Environmental Conference coming to the Cajundome in March, Message from the Secretary and more!

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EPA APPROVES LOUISIANA'S PLN TO MEET SULPHUR DIOXIDE STANDARD

EPA Approves Lousiana's plan to meet SO2 standards in St. Bernard Parish 05/22/2019 Read More > View Full Category